My first single title in a couple of years will soon be out. Moody Publisher’s new River North fiction imprint will release Her Good Name in August. 
     When an immigrant’s daughter lands a job in the town’s best neighborhood, she hopes to attract the most eligible bachelor…only to find that catching his eye is a far cry from capturing his heart.
      Espy Estrada has a lot to learn about love.  In the 1890’s thriving coastal town of Holliston, Maine, the leading lumber baron’s son, Warren Brentwood, III, returns from his years away at college and traveling to take up his position as heir apparent to his father’s business empire.
      Esperanza Estrada, daughter of a Portuguese immigrant fisherman and a local woman, lives on the wrong side of town, surrounded by a brood of brothers and sisters and a careworn mother. She is unable to pretend she is anything but “one of those Estradas.” When she overhears of a position to clean house at a local high school teacher’s home on Elm Street, she jumps at the opportunity—to be able to run into Warren Brentwood now and again, but also to imbibe of the culture and intellectual atmosphere of the Stocktons.

     When rumors about Espy and her respected employer begin to circulate, the entire church congregation and then the community pronounce judgment on her behavior.  Warren believes the lie and his loss of faith in her causes Espy to give up without a fight. She leaves her family and hometown for the nearest city with little money and no acquaintances and is forced to spend the night on the street.  A man who heads a mission for the homeless finds Espy and offers her shelter. Espy finds the true love of God while working at the mission. Will she be able to forgive the townspeople and return home?

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  1. GayleE says:

    Hello Ruth the Regency era is my favorite. I have all your Regency era books. I have told you before I think your heroine and hero's have great chemistry. I also like a little angst too! I just read in your blog of the new title you are to release. It is set in Maine in he 1890's which typically is about 60 years later than my favorite time period. Georgette Heyer hooked me on Regency's but occasionally I will read a story set in the late 19th century. Perhaps I can put in a good word for another Regency book. I have always been fasinated by stories of the British either living in China as traders or as missionary's during the colonial period.Thank's Ruth for all th enjoyment you have provided me.

  2. Ruth Axtell says:

    Hi Gayle,
    I'm so glad you have enjoyed my regency stories. You'll be happy to hear that I will have a Regency out next March (2013). It's titled The Moonlight Masquerade.
    I love Georgette Heyer! One of my favorite authors.

    Thanks for your note!

  3. Grace says:

    This book sounds interesting and what a lovely cover.
    I have enjoyed your other books in the past and I look forward to this one and your next Regency release.

  4. The cover is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your upcoming book!

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